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Martin Luther King Day

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  • The other showdown in Springfield

    The other showdown in Springfield
    While the Democrats who run the Illinois House and Senate try to trick-bag Gov. Bruce Rauner and taxpayers with another phony budget, there's a negotiation going on that is very real — and critical to moving state government to be an efficient,...
  • Hundreds expected Sunday at Holocaust March of Remembrance

    Hundreds expected Sunday at Holocaust March of Remembrance
    Christians and Jews perceived to have little in common are forging a connection through an event that pains them both: the Holocaust. Hundreds of Christians and Jews from an assortment of denominations are expected to march through Boca Raton Sunday from...
  • Monument to be unveiled on Martin Luther King Day

    Coral Springs is moving forward with its plans for a monument to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the city. City officials approved a $58,000 agreement between the city and Cold Spring Granite Company, of...
  • Former employee of month in Osceola Clerk of Court's office fired

    Former employee of month in Osceola Clerk of Court's office fired
    June Trzcinka was named "Employee of the Month" in December by Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez. A cashier in the criminal division, she received nine "Above Expectations" ratings out of a possible 13 in her last review. "June's...
  • Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

    Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law
    Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law. An uproar sparked by fears that the law...
  • Sanford, Ocoee show complexities in search for racial harmony

    Sanford, Ocoee show complexities in search for racial harmony
    Sanford and Ocoee have tried what other cities only talk about: bridging the divide between black and white. In 1999, Ocoee created its West Orange Racial Reconciliation Task Force. In 2012, black and white pastors formed Sanford Pastors Connecting...
  • Maya Angelou Day: Ceremony in Boca to memorialize late poet

    Maya Angelou Day: Ceremony in Boca to memorialize late poet
    Thursday is Maya Angelou Day in Boca Raton. The legendary late poet and author will be honored with a proclamation from city leaders that will be presented to her grandson, Elliott Jones, a community activist from Miami. According to the 28-year-old...
  • Leana Wen: Geography should not be destiny

    Leana Wen: Geography should not be destiny
    Tomorrow, I begin serving in Mayor Rawlings-Blake's administration as the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City. "Where did you go to school?" many have asked. I don't come from Baltimore, so I want to explain why I'm here by sharing where I come from....
  • Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover

    Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover
    For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The New Yorker has tied the civil rights leader's legacy to current events. King is shown in the Jan. 26 cover drawing along with Trayvon Martin and other young men of color who were killed at early ages. They are shown...
  • Program helps empower youths

    Program helps empower youths
    When Vivian Jackson moved to Dania Beach, she began hunting for recreational activities for her three children. The single mom found programs in Cooper City and Hollywood, but nothing in her neighborhood. Wanting to change that, Jackson created the CARE...
  • Honoring MLK's commitment to service

     Honoring MLK's commitment to service
    Can volunteering to make a blanket in Winnetka for the homeless in Chicago combat social injustice? William Traynor said he believes it can. With his young daughter, Kylie, and niece Erin, by his side, Traynor and several hundred others knuckled down at...